2008 © Catherine Yass
Catherine Yass speaks about the dream of walking in the air and about falling.
– See also Catherine Yass, HASENHERZ.
– See also Descent and High Wire.
The artist creates blocs of percepts and affects, but the only law of creation is that the compound must stand up on its own.
The Greek word peirar means “end, limit” and peras means “end, limit, boundary”. The word a-peiron is the negation of these meanings. In Hesiod and other classical Greek texts peras mainly describes the end of the known world.
How did we succeed to make dizziness a sort of commonplace? After several cross-disciplinary gatherings in the course of the research project ‘Dizziness–A Resource’, it became clear that the introduction of the concept of dizziness into divergent research fields created a compossible space, formed by our common interest in the experience of and reflection on dizziness.
Confronting the cinematic image is always associated with a certain loss of control. The avantgarde could not have made this relation more explicit. What makes our heads spin and what state of mind is vertigo?
“As agents of confusion you precede the agents of change”, claims the hermaphrodite being ‘Dizziness’ in Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond’s film.
The contribution of Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond to the cross-genre project “Instruction for Use” shows first visual findings of their occupation with dizziness/Taumel.